LibriVox recording of The Midnight Queen, by May Agnes Fleming.
Read by Librivox volunteers.
May Agnes Fleming is renowned as Canada's first best-selling novelist. She wrote 42 novels, many of which have only been published posthumely.
The Midnight Queen is set in London, in the year of the plague 1665. Sir Norman Kingsley visits the soothsayer "La Masque" who shows him the vision of a beautiful young lady. Falling madly in love with her, he is astonished to find her only a short time later and saves her from being buried alive. He takes her home to care for her, but while he fetches a doctor, she disappears. Sir Kingsley and his friend Ormistan embark on an adventure to solve the mystery of the young lady - will they ever find her again? (Summary by Ava)
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August 27, 2014 Subject:
Intriguing book, but...
I never like to say anything bad about Librivox readers, but I just couldn't manage this one even though the book sounded very intriguing. Annika Feilbach, please do a solo reading of it instead of only the first chapter!
January 11, 2014 Subject:
First clip, wonderful reader is Annika Feilbach
I just started listening. The first female reader's voice is a mixture of the lanquid, articulate, lovely, distinguished and when needs be, emotional. I love her british(and perhaps a hint of the continent) or rare Aussie accent without the snarl and whine.
April 1, 2013 Subject:
Part Fairy Tale part Mystery
This story really has it all. It is like a macabre fairy tale. I do think the characters must have had 7 league boots since they seemed to almost transport themselves from one location to another very quickly. The story is really entertaining and you will think you have it all figured out only to find out you don't. A very entertaining and enjoyable story. Some narration is better than others. This did feature one of my favorites Lars Rolander but his mike had some kind of reverb, which was odd. I just love love his voice though.